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Students and Staff

If you are interested in arts and culture then Attenborough Arts Centre is the place to get your fix, especially as it’s located right on your university campus!

As a student studying at the University of Leicester there is loads to enjoy at Attenborough Arts. If you like being creative, you can learn a new art or craft every week with our brand new creative course ‘Wildcard Wednesdays’ for just £3 per class.

If you like music, spoken word or dance, you can experience the best local live music at one of our buzzing Gallery Late events. If you’re looking for work experience you can join our pool of volunteers. Or if you just want somewhere to hang out on campus, you’ll love our café bar.

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Free Exhibitions

A yellow portrait postcard shows two figures, back to back. They have their hands to their mouths as if calling or shouting. The one on the left is blue with pink hair and the one on the right is pink with blue hair. Their hair is long with a voluminous fringe, almost forming a heart-shape together, and they each have a set of horns in nonbinary flag colours. They have shining cheekbones, lips and nose, freckles, dark eye make-up, a slight moustache and a trans symbol tattoo on their shoulders.

Trans* Post Project

Attenborough Arts Centre invites you to sign up for a free postcard pack and connect creatively this Trans Day of Visibility.

We will send you a pack of postcards in advance of TDOV (31st March), featuring brand new, empowering artworks by Soofiya, Terr and Henry Dow, to send to a friend or keep for yourself. You will also receive a blank postcard template and access to creative tutorial by Soofiya to get you started creating your own TDOV postcard design. We’ll be sharing your creations through an online gallery and using #TDOVpostcards. Despite the isolating circumstances of the past year, we hope this will be an opportunity to feel connected to a bigger community, and to take some reflective creative time this Trans Day of Visibility.

Student activities

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Wildcard Wednesday

Every Wednesday, 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Wildcard Wednesday is a weekly event to learn new crafts. Join us for this great opportunity to relax, make new friends, and try a range of crafts from pottery to painting or embroidery to tie-dye! Each week will be something different and you won’t know what you’ll be doing until you begin.
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Yoga with Sarah Carter

Every Tuesday, 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Tutor: Sarah Carter

Sarah integrates classical yoga postures and breath-work with neuroscience, mindfulness, meditation, and therapy. Classes are creative and intuitive with the aim of leaving people feeling grounded and uplifted.
All welcome, you do not need to be fit, flexible, or have any previous experience of yoga to attend.

Creative learning courses

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Art courses for all

Drop In / If your timetable is unpredictable or you’d like to test the waters trying something new, then pop along to our drop in classes any time.

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Your place to relax on campus

Take a moment to relax in Gallery 3, our new COVID-safe social space. With socially distanced seating, music, and surrounded by images of the galaxy and meteorites, there’s no better place to take a quiet moment.

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More events coming soon.

Feel comfortable trying something new?

Philharmonia Scholarship

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Develop your musical skills with the best

The University of Leicester has a long-established relationship with the renowned Philharmonia Orchestra. As part of this arrangement, we are able to offer this scholarship under which talented student musicians receive one-on-one training from members of the Philharmonia.

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Work with us

We would be happy to explore with you and your department how we might add value to
your planning for the new academic year.